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The technology helps officials battling to keep players creeping forward at free-kicks

European Football: Ferrara injury casts shadow

The Italian League leaders, Juventus, and second-placed Internazionale both won yesterday - but the results were overshadowed by a bad injury to Juve's Ciro Ferrara.

Football: Ferguson may buy to secure the greatest prize

After Wednesday night's loss in Turin, Alex Ferguson may dip into the Old Trafford war chest to improve Manchester United's chances of lifting the European Cup.

Football: Champions' League: Inzaghi's late strike keeps Juventus in European Cup

Juventus 1 Manchester United 0

Football: United ready to fulfil their promise

There is an air of certainty surrounding Manchester United as they prepare to meet Juventus tonight. As Ian Ridley reports from Turin, for once Alex Ferguson's side are in a position of strength.

Football: Ferguson's assured things

Ian Ridley finds United are in expansive mode as they head for Juventus

Football: Giggs' electric glide on the wing gains glory for Old Trafford

Manchester United needed an outstanding performance from someone last night if they were to get the better of Juventus. Guy Hodgson watched the man who provided it: Ryan Giggs.

Football: Defence, midfield and attack are the only worries for Ferguson

Injury looks likely to deprive Manchester United of their captain, Roy Keane, against Juventus at Old Trafford tonight.

Net worth of Solskjaer

how United's Norwegian star can earn place in history

European football: Raul strikes twice for super Real

Two goals by Raul Gonzalez and one each by Pedrag Mijatovic and Clarence Seedorf helped Real Madrid to their first trophy of the season as they beat Barcelona 4-1 in the second leg of the Spanish Supercup final on Saturday. That gave Real a 5-3 aggregate victory following Barcelona's 2-1 win in the first leg last Wednesday.

Football: Ronaldo all the rage at Inter

Internazionale began enjoying the "Ronaldo effect" yesterday as 50,000 fans turned up at Milan's San Siro stadium for the Brazilian striker's debut in a friendly match against Manchester United.

Football: Management a Gray area

Ron Atkinson, who has had almost as many genuine or apocryphal quotes linked to his name as Bill Shankly, was supposed to have remarked "it's bloody tough being a legend". Not half as tough as taking on a football club so deeply rooted in legends that they act like tentacles on anyone who tries to revive the achievements of both the distant and more recent past. Andy Gray may love Everton, be a wizard TV analyst and a wit in the Atkinson mould but resuscitation is usually left to those with a lot more hands-on experience.

Football: Dortmund demonstrate subtle art of control

David Milne in Munich reflects on the lessons to be learned from the European Cup final

Fury over attack on Juventus team bus

Sergio Campana, the head of the Italian players' union, has called for British-style policing at Italy's grounds in the wake of Sunday's attack on the Juventus team bus.

Football: Power of the press

Norman Fox argues that success in Europe now depends on the hard and fast

Riverside knocked down with a White Feather

When Ruud Gullit was approached by Middlesbrough last summer by all accounts he scratched his dreadlocks and said he had never heard of the place. Fabrizio Ravanelli's response 12 months later was somewhat different. Middlesbrough, of course, has long had a special meaning to Italian football folk - rather like Belo Horizonte has to the English, or Hereford to the Toon Army.
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